BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Fiery Film, producers of the internationally acclaimed award-winning films Ojuju and O-Town in association with DJ Tee Films presents Mami Wata.
Mami Wata is a genre bending revenge-thriller based off on the Mami Wata (Mermaid entity) folklore of Western Africa. C.J. “Fiery” Obasi who won the 2015 AMVCA Trailblazer award is set to once again push new boundaries in this new piece written and directed by him, and produced by Oge Obasi.
Music video director and cinematographer, Adetokunbo “DJ Tee” Odubawo will lens the project, in addition to being co-executive producer. The feature film, which is a female-driven story will star the likes of Lucy Ameh, Nita Byack-George, Paul Utomi, Kolade Shashi, Brutus Richard, and Bolaji Ogunmola as Mami Wata.
Also attached to the film is AMVCA award winning costume designer, Obijie ‘Byge’ Oru (October 1, Being Mrs Elliot), AMVCA nominated & BON award winning make-up artist, Adefunke Olowu (Ojuju).
The project is set to begin principal photography sometime in August on an undisclosed Island in Lagos.